Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Shards and Ashes edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
384 pages, YA Dystopian Short Stories
My rating: 3.5 stars
Gripping original stories of dystopian worlds from nine New York Times bestselling authors, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong.
The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few, and their courage is tested.
Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world.
My 2 cents
This is a group of short stories from some great YA authors with a dystopian theme.
I normally love short stories, but these didn't appeal to me as much as normal. I think it was because they were too short to give us proper world building for a dystopian. Or, the author did a lot of world building, but that left no room for the story.
I did enjoy Beth Revis's story, because it was from her Across the Universe series. Its a back story on Orion, and if you have read the series and loved it, you will want to read this story!
I also really enjoyed "Branded" by Kelley Armstrong, "Necklace of Raindrops" by Margaret Stohl, and "Burn 3" by Kami Garcia.
I wouldn't recommend buying this book, but I think its worth checking out of the library for the above mentioned stories!